What is Clipping in CAD?

What is Clipping in CAD?

In CAD, clipping is used to decide which part of a 3D object is visible and which one is not. This is necessary for scaling & translating or to extract part of an object. It is done through hardware and software.

During CAD, there are different clip commands such as IMAGECLIP, VPCLIP, etc. This clip commands crop objects such as a block, image, Xref, and viewport to a specific boundary.

Clipping Regions and Paths

A clipping region has edges that are either straight lines or Bezier curves. It can be a closed region or an open region.

In addition to regions, a path can be a path with edges that are either straight lines or Bezier curls clipping path company. The courses can be curved or straight, depending on the application.

Clipping with Gripses

If you are editing a polygonal clipping boundary, you can edit its vertices using grips just as you edit any other object. For example, you can edit a clipping boundary with rectangular grips so that the vertices of each side are changed simultaneously.

Alternatively, you can use a multi-clip tool to clip entities such as blocks, XREFs and images to circular boundaries. The tool provides additional selection options and also a special remove clip command to unclip an unclipped reference back to its original extents.

For example, if you are creating a contour and pad layout, you will need to clip the XREFs and a circle boundary. This can be done with the Express Multi-clip function.